Re: [TLS] Last Call: <draft-ietf-tls-downgrade-scsv-03.txt> (TLS Fallback Signaling Cipher Suite Value (SCSV) for Preventing Protocol Downgrade Attacks) to Proposed Standard

mrex@sap.com (Martin Rex) Thu, 12 February 2015 03:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Last Call: <draft-ietf-tls-downgrade-scsv-03.txt> (TLS Fallback Signaling Cipher Suite Value (SCSV) for Preventing Protocol Downgrade Attacks) to Proposed Standard
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Stephen Farrell wrote:
> 
> I've looked back at the IETF LC for this and chatted with the
> TLS chairs and my conclusion is that we did end up with rough
> consensus for this so I've put it on the Feb 19 IESG telechat.
> 
> I think Sean's shepherd writeup [1] did a fine job of capturing
> the LC outcome there so I won't try better that.

Has the IESG given up on "technical leadership", and into rubberstamping?

Improving the downgrade-scsv proposal to make it suck *MUCH* less
would be trivial, and this would be a prime candidate for the IESG
to bounce the current proposal back to the WG and ask them to FIX IT
or be gone.


-Martin